Available Makes

2012-2016 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Sedan

Mid-size Sedan

The Volkswagen Passat is a five-passenger car that is one of lowest prices ways to get a diesel motor in a large five-person sedan. The 2.0-liter turbo diesel can achieve rated at 31/43 mpg city/highway and can take the Passat nearly 650 miles between fill-ups. This economy combined with its sporty handling is likely why Consumer Reports recommends this sedan, and it received JD Power's Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award.

$11,178average
$15,680 $7,779 Price Range
$12,577average
$16,891 $8,000 Price Range
$13,163average
$17,541 $8,991 Price Range
$15,141average
$19,995 $9,999 Price Range
Price Range

The Basics

5 Seats
TIGHT
4 Suitcases in Trunk TIGHT

Under the hood

BEST IN CLASS Mileage BEST IN CLASS
40-43 Hwy mpg
30-31 City mpg
SLUGGISH Quickness SLUGGISH
4 Cylinder Engine

The number of rabbits represents 0-60 mph acceleration time v. all vehicles.

Safety

NHSTA® Safety
Frontal Driver Rating
Frontal Passenger Rating
Side Pole Driver Rating
Side Driver Rating
CoPilot Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Front Combined Rating
Side Rear Combined Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
Overall Side Rating

Quality

J. D. Power® Reliability
Features and Accessories
Powertrain
Body and Interior

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

In Real Life

Owner Satisfaction
Comfort
Performance
Style
Features and Instrument Panel

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

The good stuff

All equipment

4,10,19,21,40,41,47,49,51,56,57,59,60,61,62,63,64,67,68,69,71,72,73,74,75,76,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,86,87,88,90,92,93,96,102,105,111,114,115,116,119,121,123,125,133,134,136,137,140,141,142,143,144,151,152,154,157,158,159,160,164,166,172,177,179,188,190,196,200,201,203,205,207,241

Available trims (4)

TDI SE
96,241,59,207,62,152,154,49,151
TDI SE w/Sunroof
47
TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav
157
TDI SEL Premium
67,158,88,56

Available drive chains

front wheel drive

Available engines

4 Cylinder Engine

Available transmissions

automatic manual

Available colors

Exterior
Reflex Silver Metallic
Platinum Grey Metallic
Candy White
Night Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Black
Tungsten Silver Metallic
Opera Red Metallic
Interior
Titan Black
Moonrock
Beige

The Basics

5 Seats
TIGHT
4 Suitcases in Trunk TIGHT

Under the hood

BEST IN CLASS Mileage BEST IN CLASS
40-43 Hwy mpg
30-31 City mpg
SLUGGISH Quickness SLUGGISH
4 Cylinder Engine

The number of rabbits represents 0-60 mph acceleration time v. all vehicles.

Safety

NHSTA® Safety
Frontal Driver Rating
Frontal Passenger Rating
Side Pole Driver Rating
Side Driver Rating
CoPilot Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Front Combined Rating
Side Rear Combined Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
Overall Side Rating

Quality

J. D. Power® Reliability
Features and Accessories
Powertrain
Body and Interior

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

In Real Life

Owner Satisfaction
Comfort
Performance
Style
Features and Instrument Panel

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

The good stuff

All equipment

4,10,19,21,40,41,47,49,51,56,57,59,61,62,63,64,68,69,71,72,73,74,75,76,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,86,87,88,89,92,93,95,96,102,105,111,114,115,116,119,121,123,125,133,134,136,137,140,141,142,143,144,146,151,152,153,154,157,158,159,160,164,166,169,172,177,179,183,188,190,191,192,196,200,201,203,205,207,241

Available trims (4)

TDI SE
96,241,59,207,152,154,49,151
TDI SE w/Sunroof
95,47
TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav
157
TDI SEL Premium
158,62,88,153,56

Available drive chains

front wheel drive

Available engines

4 Cylinder Engine

Available transmissions

automatic manual

Available colors

Exterior
Reflex Silver Metallic
Platinum Grey Metallic
Candy White
Night Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Black
Tungsten Silver Metallic
Opera Red Metallic
Interior
Titan Black
Moonrock
Beige

The Basics

5 Seats
TIGHT
4 Suitcases in Trunk TIGHT

Under the hood

BEST IN CLASS Mileage BEST IN CLASS
40-43 Hwy mpg
30-31 City mpg
SLUGGISH Quickness SLUGGISH
4 Cylinder Engine

The number of rabbits represents 0-60 mph acceleration time v. all vehicles.

Safety

NHSTA® Safety
Frontal Driver Rating
Frontal Passenger Rating
Side Pole Driver Rating
Side Driver Rating
CoPilot Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Front Combined Rating
Side Rear Combined Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
Overall Side Rating

Quality

J. D. Power® Reliability
Features and Accessories
Powertrain
Body and Interior

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

In Real Life

Owner Satisfaction
Comfort
Performance
Style
Features and Instrument Panel

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

The good stuff

All equipment

4,10,19,21,40,41,47,49,51,56,57,59,60,61,62,63,64,67,68,69,71,73,74,75,76,78,80,81,82,83,84,86,88,90,92,93,95,96,102,105,111,114,115,116,119,121,123,125,131,133,134,136,137,140,141,142,144,146,149,151,152,153,154,157,158,159,160,164,166,168,169,172,173,177,179,183,188,190,191,192,196,200,201,203,205,207,241,248

Available trims (4)

TDI SE
96,241,59,207,88,152,153,248,154,49,151
TDI SE w/Sunroof
95,47
TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav
157
TDI SEL Premium
67,158,62,56

Available drive chains

front wheel drive

Available engines

4 Cylinder Engine

Available transmissions

automatic manual

Available colors

Exterior
Reflex Silver Metallic
Candy White
Night Blue Metallic
Black
Platinum Gray Metallic
Tungsten Silver Metallic
Opera Red Metallic
Interior
Titan Black
Moonrock
Beige

The Basics

5 Seats
TIGHT
4 Suitcases in Trunk TIGHT

Under the hood

BEST IN CLASS Mileage BEST IN CLASS
42-44 Hwy mpg
30-30 City mpg
SLUGGISH Quickness SLUGGISH
4 Cylinder Engine

The number of rabbits represents 0-60 mph acceleration time v. all vehicles.

Safety

NHSTA® Safety
Frontal Driver Rating
Frontal Passenger Rating
Side Pole Driver Rating
Side Driver Rating
CoPilot Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Front Combined Rating
Side Rear Combined Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
Overall Side Rating
Car Seat Ease of UseGood

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease of Use

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is a system of attachment hardware for child restraints. Although child restrainst can be installed properly by using vehicle safety belts, LATCH is intended to make the correct installation easier.

The LATCH ratings are an indicator of how easy it is to achieve a correct, tight installation of a child restraint in a given vehicle when using the dedicated child restraint attachment hardware. As long as a restraint is properly installed, the LATCH rating doesn’t have any bearing on safety.

Scoring Legend

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Quality

J. D. Power® Reliability
Features and Accessories
Powertrain
Body and Interior

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

In Real Life

Owner Satisfaction
Comfort
Performance
Style
Features and Instrument Panel

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

The good stuff

All equipment

4,10,19,21,40,41,47,49,51,56,57,59,60,61,62,63,64,67,68,69,71,73,74,75,76,78,80,81,82,83,84,86,88,90,92,93,95,96,102,105,111,114,115,116,119,121,123,125,131,133,134,136,137,140,141,142,144,146,149,151,152,153,154,157,158,159,160,164,166,168,169,172,173,177,179,183,188,190,191,192,196,200,201,203,205,207,241,248

Available trims (4)

2.0L TDI SE
96,241,59,207,152,153,248,154,49,151
2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof
95,47
2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav
157
2.0L TDI SEL Premium
67,158,62,88,56

Available drive chains

front wheel drive

Available engines

4 Cylinder Engine

Available transmissions

automatic manual

Available colors

Exterior
Reflex Silver Metallic
Candy White
Black Uni
Night Blue Metallic
Platinum Gray Metallic
Titanium Beige
Fortana Red
Interior
Moonrock Gray
Titan Black
Cornsilk Beige

The Basics

5 Seats
TIGHT
4 Suitcases in Trunk TIGHT

Under the hood

BEST IN CLASS Mileage BEST IN CLASS
42-44 Hwy mpg
30-30 City mpg
SLUGGISH Quickness SLUGGISH
4 Cylinder Engine

The number of rabbits represents 0-60 mph acceleration time v. all vehicles.

Safety

NHSTA® Safety
Frontal Driver Rating
Frontal Passenger Rating
Side Pole Driver Rating
Side Driver Rating
CoPilot Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Front Combined Rating
Side Rear Combined Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
Overall Side Rating
Car Seat Ease of UseGood

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH) Ease of Use

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is a system of attachment hardware for child restraints. Although child restrainst can be installed properly by using vehicle safety belts, LATCH is intended to make the correct installation easier.

The LATCH ratings are an indicator of how easy it is to achieve a correct, tight installation of a child restraint in a given vehicle when using the dedicated child restraint attachment hardware. As long as a restraint is properly installed, the LATCH rating doesn’t have any bearing on safety.

Scoring Legend

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Quality

J. D. Power® Reliability
Features and Accessories
Powertrain
Body and Interior

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

In Real Life

Owner Satisfaction
Comfort
Performance
Style
Features and Instrument Panel

Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features & Instrument Panel, and Comfort.

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest

The good stuff

All equipment

4,10,19,21,40,41,47,49,51,56,57,59,60,61,62,63,64,67,68,69,71,72,73,74,75,76,78,80,81,82,83,84,86,88,90,92,93,95,96,98,102,105,111,114,115,116,119,121,123,124,125,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,140,141,142,144,145,146,149,151,152,153,154,157,158,159,160,164,168,169,172,173,177,179,183,188,190,191,192,193,196,197,200,201,203,205,207,235,236,238,241,242,243,248

Available trims (6)

2.0L TDI R-Line
241,207,62,152,153,154,49,47,151
2.0L TDI R-Line w/Comfort Pkg
96,59
2.0L TDI S
2.0L TDI SE
96,59,243,157,248,95,242
2.0L TDI SEL
67,132,238,158,235,88,56
2.0L TDI SEL Premium
236,135

Available drive chains

front wheel drive

Available engines

4 Cylinder Engine

Available transmissions

automatic manual

Available colors

Exterior
Reflex Silver Metallic
Black Uni
Reef Blue Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Pure White
Platinum Gray Metallic
Fortana Red
Interior
Moonrock Gray w/Quartz
Titan Black
Cornsilk Beige w/Brown

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